Editorial

  • Alan David Widgerow University of the Witwatersrand

Abstract

Diabetes is poised to become the healthcare issue of the future. Dietary habits, lifestyle and genetics have combined to produce a pandemic that will dwarf most other health problems. This impacts medical costs and quality of life and will, by extension, affect employment and the work force. Concurrently, a wave of new advances in molecular biology and cell signalling mechanisms are evolving, which should contribute to combatting the coming onslaught of this disease.

Author Biography

Alan David Widgerow, University of the Witwatersrand
MBBCh; FCS (Plast); MMed (Wits); FACS Emeritus Professor Department of Plastic Surgery University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg South Africa and Irvine CA, USA
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Editorial